Air Routing Approved for Direct ATC Input

 - October 17, 2006, 10:32 AM

The FAA has approved handling agent Air Routing International to file and amend business aircraft flight plans directly with the agency’s Host ATC system. The Houston-based company says the approval will increase the efficiency of its flight-planning operations. Traditionally such access has been available only to Part 121 scheduled airlines, but since last year the FAA has been moving to allow some non-Part 121 operators and service providers to connect with ATC through data sharing.